unnamed were willing to say this is a misstep. when people are willing to say, mitt romney is our guy, but this is a misstep. you put your country first. that lasted for a little while. that seems to be over as of primetime last night. >> it's the party that doesn't have scruples. people who are standing up and saying what they really believe are maybe saying the right thing, suddenly are just whipped into line, so now it's like the party has to tow the party line not by saying romney made a mistake or romney spoke too quickly or anything along those lines but saying, oh, well, you know, actually somehow he was right. when, in fact, of course, he was not right. but, you know, they're paying a real price for this. i mean, what happens in a presidential election, as opposed to primaries, for example, excuse me, is in addition to looking at the issues, voters look at the candidates, themselves, and they get an impression of the candidates they take into the voting booth in november. and when they've had a chance now to compare president obama and to compare mitt romney.